Friday, August 17, 2012
Mama Masha's Kitchen - Making your food work for you
Those who have families and work full-time jobs are very familiar with this challenge. You work your butt off all day, and then you come home and have to put in the “second shift” of laundry, house cleaning, waging the homework war with the kids and getting dinner on the table by 7:30 PM. All that – only to hear, “Pasta again?!” What can I tell you, cats and kittens, this happens to the best of us. The first thing to remember is that a culinary-disgruntled family doesn't make you a bad parent or a bad spouse. The second thing is to approach food not as a chore to be dealt with or as an enemy to be conquered, but as a friend and helper who can actually make your life easier behind the scenes. Leftovers rock! Cooking Enthusiast • Sur La Table • Scottish Gourmet • Old World Specialties • Bittersweet Herb Farm These places offer interesting seasonings, exotic salts, sauces, vinegars and pride themselves on using organic ingredients and sustainable processes. In addition to fabulously delicious products, they also have recipes with some suggestions how to use them to the best advantage.